Black Death Webquest

Assignment Description
For this assignment, you will be creating a "Survival Guide" for a person traveling back in time to the Middle Ages...because this person will most definitely encounter the horrible plague that ravaged Europe: The Black Death. Your Survival Guide will include information about the Black Death as a disease, its causes, cures and how it spreads. Be sure to include as much information as possible, because you could potentially save someone's life!

Assignment Objectives
  • You will title your Survival Guide.
  • Your name will be on the Survival Guide.
  • Your Survival Guide will be written in Microsoft Word, using size 12 Times New Roman font and will be single spaced.
  • You will include (3) images of the Black Death, that address the following:
  1. Cause(s): fictional or realistic.
  2. Cure(s): fictional or realistic.
  3. Preventative measure(s): fictional or realistic.
  • You will create a one-page Survival Guide that will answer the following questions, each of which must be addressed in 2-3 well-crafted sentences:
  1. What was the Black Death?
  2. What were the symptoms of the Black Death?
  3. When did the Black Death occur? (Hint: It popped up several times, so be careful here!)
  4. Where did the Black Death occur? (Hint: It appeared in several cities and you need to mention AT LEAST (3)!)
  5. Who was affected by the Black Death?
  6. What ACTUALLY caused the Black Death?
  7. What other (3) INACCURATE reasons did many people think caused the Black Death?
  8. What REAL cures were there for the Black Death?
  9. What other (AT LEAST (3)) INACCURATE cures did people use to try to fight the Black Death?
  10. How could a person ACTUALLY protect him/herself from the Black Death?
  11. How could a person SUPPOSEDLY protect him/herself from the Black Death (that did not work)?
  12. What was the final outcome of the Black Death in Medieval Europe? (Hint: Was survival really possible...?)


Due Dates
  • Friday, March 27 (by the end of class).

Websites:
http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/fleas/bdeath/
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plague.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/black_01.shtml
Absolutely, positively NO Wikipedia or Crystal Links!!!

Rubric
– Checklist.

(2 points each)
2-3 well-crafted sentences for each of the following:
  • What was the Black Death?
  • What were the symptoms of the Black Death?
  • When did the Black Death occur? (Hint: It popped up several times, so be careful here!)
  • Where did the Black Death occur? (Hint: It appeared in several cities and you need to mention AT LEAST (3)!)
  • Who was affected by the Black Death?
  • What ACTUALLY caused the Black Death?
  • What other (3) INACCURATE reasons did many people think caused the Black Death?
  • What REAL cures were there for the Black Death?
  • What other (AT LEAST (3)) INACCURATE cures did people use to try to fight the Black Death?
  • How could a person ACTUALLY protect him/herself from the Black Death?
  • How could a person SUPPOSEDLY protect him/herself from the Black Death (that did not work)?
  • What was the final outcome of the Black Death in Medieval Europe? (Hint: Was survival really possible...?)

Images
  • Cause(s): fictional or realistic.
  • Cure(s): fictional or realistic.
  • Preventative measure(s): fictional or realistic.

(1 point each)
  • Survival Guide title.
  • Name on Survival Guide.
  • Formatting: Size 12, Times New Roman font, single spaced.
  • Free of spelling/grammatical errors.
  • Completed by assigned due date.


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